November 19, 2018 Subject:
Thank you so much for archiving!
I agree with previous comments. First, if we squash learning the full history, we will make the same mistakes again. It WILL happen and is happening even now. Second, people do need to understand the importance of radio. We are now so used to instant news, kids today need to learn that radio changed how news was done. It was the first step toward instant news. Finally, these broadcasts are simply interesting. I try to imagine how people felt when they heard about Pearl Harbor. It was like 9/11 for them. Next year, there will be young adults who were born after 9/11. Already there are young adults who don't remember 9/11 as they were too young. It's so important that we educate these young people about shock, horror and what war really means.
March 31, 2015 Subject:
By hearing the actual news of the era (WWII) it makes that time period more immediate for those of us who didn't grow up in the 1940s. It's important that we learn history from the source because without history we will make the same mistakes again and again and again. . .
April 24, 2012 Subject:
Good Audio History
To WA4CZD I say Thank You very much for putting this collection of News and radio broadcasts together from the time before the U.S entry to the entry into the war. If we could use these shows in our schools it would help to educate students on how important radio was in bringing information to the peoples attention during the war years.